Richard Armour Quotes

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Richard Armour Quotes

Of late I appear To have reached that stage When people who look old Who are only my age.
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That money talks, I'll not deny, I heard it once: it said, 'goodbye

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Scott calls Bois-Guilbert "an unprincipled voluptuary," which is hard to improve on.

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Melville died in New York on September 28, 1891, blissfully unaware that, in the years to come, so many people would leave the hyphen out of Moby-Dick.

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Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices - in his wife.

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I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.

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Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.

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Book burning is a charming old custom, hallowed by antiquity. It has been practiced for centuries by fascists, communists, atheists, school children, rival authors, and tired librarians. Like everything of importance since the invention of the cloak and the shroud, its origins are cloaked in mystery and shrouded in secrecy. Some scholars believe that the first instance of book burning occurred in the Middle Ages, when a monk was trying to illuminate a manuscript. All agree that book burning was almost non-existent during the period when books were made of stone.

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There is no balm of Gilead, No salve, no soothing ointment To stay the pain of one who's had In love a disappointment
Unless it be that healing lotion Of fixing on a new devotion.

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A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.

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G is for Green, that's constructed to roll in every direction away from the hole.

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This golfer has a wicked slice. And quite a follow-through. That's why his partner, who stood too close, Is on the green in two.

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In such novels as This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald depicts the spirit of the hour which is usually about 4 a.m. His suave young men, always commuting between Princeton and The Plaza in Stutz Bearcats never sat still for long. It was too uncomfortable, with a large flask in the hip pocket.

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Rather than earn money, it was Thoreau's idea to reduce his wants so that he would not need to buy anything. As he went around preaching this ingenious idea, the shopkeepers of Concord hoped he would drop dead.

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Shakespeare, who never could think up a plot by himself, found this one [Macbeth] in Holinshed's Chronicles, changing it just enough so that no one would recognize the source. He didn't count on the resourcefulness of modern scholars, who have to discover things like this to become associate professors.

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The bride, white of hair, is stooped over her cane Her faltering footsteps need guiding. While down the church aisle, with wan toothless smile, The groom in a wheelchair comes riding. And who is this elderly couple you ask? You'll find, when you've closely explored it, That here is that rare, most conservative pair, Who waited 'til they could afford it.

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Each year it grows harder to make ends meet - the ends I refer to are hands and feet.

— Richard Armour

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